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Trump Blasted for ‘Racist’ Comments Questioning Immigrants From ‘Shithole Countries’

President came out against immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa in meeting with lawmakers, according to The Washington Post

President Donald Trump is facing a firestorm of backlash after he was quoted as saying that immigrants from Central America and Africa are coming from “s—hole countries” on Thursday, according to The Washington Post.

“Spoiler alert we’re the s—hole country now,” one Twitter user wrote.

Trump held an impromptu meeting with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration reform on Thursday, and at one point asked “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?,” according to the WaPo report.

The president went on to say that the country should instead bring more people from countries like Norway. Some observers have called Trump’s remark “racist,” noting that Norway is predominantly white, while the countries he derided are not.

“There are no words for language like this except for one: Racist,” the official Twitter account of the American Civil Liberties Union wrote, linking to the WaPo story.

“It’ll take *years* to recover from what this man is doing to America’s reputation and the integrity of its government,” wrote attorney and political commentator Seth Abramson.